When you reach the end of your career, everything has more meaning, according to Novak Djokovic.

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Novak Djokovic, 35, acknowledges that everything has more significance at this point in his career since he is well aware that his career is coming to an end. Djokovic, a 21-time Grand Slam winner, is attempting to capture a record-tying 10th Australian Open crown this week.

According to Djokovic, “When you get to the end of your career, you value everything much more.”

At order to play local favorite Alex de Minaur in the Australian Open round of 16, Djokovic defeated Grigor Dimitrov on Saturday, 7-6 (7) 6-3 6-4.

Djokovic offered de Minaur respect before the game. One of the Tour’s fastest players, he significantly improved, and he has Lleyton Hewitt on his side, according to Djokovic.

How well against de Minaur will Djokovic‘s hamstring perform?

Despite making it to the Australian Open round of 16 despite suffering a left hamstring injury in Adelaide, Djokovic is clearly in pain and discomfort.

Djokovic acknowledged that even he didn’t sure how things would pan out after defeating Dimitrov. “I believe that the first game, or the very first game, was the “turning point,” so to speak, for both players. I needed a break, and I needed it now.

I had no idea how I would feel physically. I was sort of rising and falling. I wasn’t sure I was going to win until the very last shot. Three sets of the epic match lasted more than three hours. Let’s get some rest and be ready for the next one “According to the Australian Open website, Djokovic stated.

In the end, Djokovic defeated Dimitrov in three sets to triumph and earn a rematch at Melbourne Park. De Minaur, however, is a very physical player who frequently participates in rallies, thus there are generally no simple ways to beat him.

Given that Djokovic is injured, a player like de Minaur could undoubtedly cause problems for the Serb.